Monthly Archives: April 2017

Never has a garden gadget been as valuable as row cover in this cool, showery spring.  This light, synthetic fabric does a fabulous job of protecting young plants from early season cold, something we’re experiencing on a regular basis right now!  Row cover can provide several degrees of additional warmth by trapping heat under the […]

Lawn Update: We have just come through one of the coldest and wettest winters in 20 years. Coupled with these unseasonably cold conditions, on the Lower Mainland, many lawns have been ravaged by the European Chafer beetle. The grub of this beetle feeds on the roots of turf grasses and if this damage doesn’t kill […]

You might not be familiar with the term ‘phenology’ but it can be a very helpful tool when it comes to timing in the garden.  Phenology is “the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.”  What this means for us in the garden is simple; […]

4 eggs 2 cups butter 1 cup butter, melted 2 cups flour 1.5 tsp almond extract Confectioners sugar Grease or parchement line a 13 x 9 pan. In a medium-sized bowl beat eggs with sugar till lemon yellow. Add butter, flour and extract and mix well. Spread in prepared pan. Bake at 325 deg. F […]